After a mega-bucks ($118 million) refurbishment and rebranding, the Singapore History Museum reopened as the National Museum of Singapore, the largest museum on the island. The museum comprises two main galleries: the Singapore History Gallery, which traces the history of Singapore from its beginnings in the 14th century to the present day, and the Singapore Living Galleries, which focus on four lifestyle themes – food, fashion, film and photography. The main gallery is jam-packed with objects and film footage, accompanied by no less than seven hours of audio narrative, explanations, dramatisations and soundscapes. It’s worth a visit just for the building, an imposing neoclassical structure, complemented by modern glass additions. Look out for films shown on the outdoor screen.